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In Topic: A Kickstarter Project Retrospective

29 March 2018 - 02:15 PM

This is a great thread so thanks for doing it. I've been pretty lucky with all my Kickstarted games although I stopped after Tides of Numaria because I kind of got burned out with the whole thing and hate waiting eons for the games to be delivered. I was involved with Wasteland 2, Divinity Original Sin, Tides of Numeria, Pillars, and Shadowgate.

I have purchased several games that were born out of Kickstarter even though I didn't back them in the first place. Kickstarter has certainly been a good thing for us Mac gainers.

In Topic: Answer questions for the Feral newsletter!

23 January 2018 - 09:52 AM

View PostEllieFeral, on 23 January 2018 - 04:35 AM, said:

Our first newsletter question of 2018 is...

What ONE Mac game is at the top of your Feral Wishlist for 2018, and why?

Probably The Witcher 3 because it's regarded as one of the best RPGs ever, and also one of the most cinematic games ever created. We also did get the first two in the series. I should also have a Mac capable of running it later this year.


In Topic: Offical Mac MMO list.

07 January 2018 - 12:10 PM

View Postmacdude22, on 06 January 2018 - 04:13 PM, said:

I have fond memories of Clan Lord as a wee young lad in the 90s. I'd tried to go back a few times over the past decade but the lack of players and the truly 90s nature of it was too much. I will pour one out for our classic game in arms.

I have many fond memories of it myself. I played it on and off for about a year before it was released (and the beta pre-Ripture Wars) and then played it pretty regularly after that until about 2007-08. Or somewhere around there anyways.

Technically speaking the game just fell too far behind. Kind of tough for me to play it in its tiny window on the high resolution displays of the last several years. I probably got burned out a little as well.

I can't remember the last time I logged on but I've always thought I would come back if there was some kind of game ending event. Maybe there will be? We'll see.


In Topic: GeForce NOW for Mac - Beta Invite

10 August 2017 - 03:16 PM

Just chiming in to say that I've been in the beta for GeForce Now as well and the service works as advertised for me. To my eyes, and the few people I've shown, we couldn't tell that we were watching a video stream of a game running on a cloud computer far away. The only thing that was fishy to them was how I was managing to run certain games on my older iMac so well (I didn't tell them at first).

I think the only "supported" games I own are Half Life 2 and Left for Dead but those played pretty well on my iMac anyways. But it got really interesting when I tried games that are currently unsupported. The most demanding gene I own is Total War: Attila and it's basically unplayable on my iMac even at the lowest settings (which also looks terrible). However playing it through GeForce Now is a different story. I cranked all the settings up as high as they go and the game was pretty much smooth as butter and looked absolutely fantastic. Even Company of Heroes 2 looks and plays significantly better this way compared to playing it natively on my 2013 iMac.

There's also the benefit of playing those Humble Bundle games that only had PC versions like Giana Sisters. That game came in one of those bundles, and promised a Mac version that never came. No problem here though as it runs perfectly this way.

I think they will fix it so you will be able to play any game in your Steam library in the same fashion you can play the currently supported games (will maintain saves and won't have to reinstall each time). However like others have mentioned in this thread whatever pricing they decide on will probably keep me from using the service unless I'm really desperate to play a certain game that doesn't take hours and hours to complete. I had considered getting Skyrim during the recent Steam sale but that's the kind of game that can take upwards of 100 hours to complete so I didn't bother even though it's a supported game and this is a free beta. I have no idea when the beta will end and can't see myself paying hourly fee to continue playing it when the time comes.

I'm also not exactly desperate to open up the "floodgates", if you will, to a whole bunch more games to add to my already long Steam backlog. Whatever is available for my Mac seems to suit me just fine.

Despite all that I have to admit the service works flawlessly for me. Much much much better than Onlive ever did.